Yellowstone Art Museum announces new art openings
March 05, 2013
The Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana, announces the opening of two exhibitions that are certain to awaken and stimulate the mind. Beginning March 21, 2013, an opening reception for Insomnia: Works by Michael Zansky, and Broken Brushes: German Art from the Kaiser to Hitler, Works on Paper from the Kopriva Collection will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The reception will honor New York based visionary artist Michael Zansky whose exhibit, Insomnia—organized by and presented exclusively at the Yellowstone Art Museum—takes its name from the fact that the artist functions on little sleep while balancing his career in film, motion pictures, and the fine arts. When devoting precious time to his work in the studio, Zansky creates a marriage of sculptures and paintings that reveal both a macro and microscopic view of the world—drawing from historical subjects and his own creative thinking. His visual works stir the imagination, and leave one pondering whether, or not the artist possesses some recombinant form of DNA inherited from Hieronymus Bosch, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco Goya, Salvador Dali and David Lynch.
If one were to picture the eeriness of 14th century alchemy woven with the monumentality and spiritual awakening of Italian Renaissance painting filtered through a Surrealist lens, one might begin to fathom the depths of Zansky’s work.